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Kenya: Narok County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for February 2020

Country: Kenya Source: Government of Kenya Drought Situation EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Rainfall Moderate to heavy rains was registered in the county. The rains were fairly distributed in both time and space across the livelihood zones. Vegetation condition: The county is experiencing above normal vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI) this month.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) Production indicators: Maize and beans harvest is on-going and land preparation for the Long rains season. Livestock body condition was generally good across all the livelihood zones. Improved milk production ranging from fair to good and within the normal range compared to the long-term average. Access indicators: Terms of trade remained stable across all the livelihood zones. Milk consumption remained stable in all the livelihood zones. Water access for both human and livestock consumption remained good across the livelihood zones. Distances to water sources is stable and below the normal range. Utilization Indicators: Cases of malnutrition reduced compared to last month and is below the normal as indicated by percent of mid upper arm circumference (MUAC). Most households were within acceptable food consumption scores and employed normal coping strategies in accessing food.


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